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fping help wanted

hi all,
would you please
descripe what this command do
 fping -c1 -sdg 192.168.1.0/24
and what /24 means
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Lance_PCommented:
fping is a ping(1) like program which uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request to determine if a host is up. fping is different from ping in that you can specify any number of hosts on the command line, or specify a file containing the lists of hosts to ping. Instead of trying one host until it timeouts or replies, fping will send out a ping packet and move on to the next host in a round-robin fashion. If a host replies, it is noted and removed from the list of hosts to check. If a host does not respond within a certain time limit and/or retry limit it will be considered unreachable.
Unlike ping, fping is meant to be used in scripts and its output is easy to parse.


http://fping.sourceforge.net/
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Lance_PCommented:
http://www.answers.com/topic/ip-address

Will explain what /24 means.
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